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Luke & Lorelai: Why Their First Kiss Works So Well

Writing the Slow-Burn Payoff

Technically their 2nd kiss in this image, but it was seconds after the 1st . . . © Warner Bros. Television 2004

Arguably one of the best moments in Gilmore Girls history is one of the final moments of the Season 4 finale, “Recipes and Raincoats” (S4E22) when Luke and Lorelai finally — finally! — kiss.




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